Dr. Brian McKay, DC

Dr. Brian McKay, DC

Chiropractic  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 57
Dr. Brian McKay, DC is a chiropractor in Darien, CT and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from Palmer College Of Chiropractic in 1989 and specializes in chiropractic, physical therapy, and more.Read his story

551 Post Rd

Darien, CT 06820

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  • ADVANTAGE Health Solutions, Inc.
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Humana
  • MagnaCare
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. McKay's bio

This content was provided by Dr. McKay "Hi my name is Dr.Brian McKay and I have practiced at Core Health in Darien for over 25 years. I love helping people feel their best through chiropractic care along with physical therapy and massage therapy. Long before I became a chiropractor I was a patient. I had spent several years working on Wall Street in my 20's. I had a bad fall jogging that lead to a sprained ankle. After my ankle healed I developed a bad back. My orthopedic prescribed pain killers. They did not help. I sought out chiropractic care on the advice of a co-worker who saw a large man standing on my back one day at work. I would buy a messenger lunch if he stood on my back to relieve the pain. It was the only relief I could get. He suggested I see his chiropractor. My chiropractor related the fall to my current back pain. My gait ( the way I walked ) was faulty putting stress on my back. I started to get relief quickly. After a while I decided to change gears and become a chiropractor myself. I originally decided to go to school in California. After investigating a few chiropractic schools there I decided they were a little too strange for me. I went to school in Davenport Iowa where I met my wife Cris. We live in Darien and have 5 kids. I love what I do, how can I help you feel your best? Dr.Brian"
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. McKay "I believe that we must respect our patients time and money. We need to deliver care to our patients as fast as possible in this challenging environment without compromising the quality of service and care.  I feel that we must look at the entire patients physical needs. Physical pain must be addressed structurally, neurologically as well as through the musculoskeletal system for the best possible outcomes. I look forward to helping you or your family member feel their best. I promise to treat you as I would like to be treated with care and respect. Dr Brian"

4  Specialties

  • Chiropractic
  • Applied Kinesiology
  • Massage Therapy
  • Physical Therapy

0  Board Certifications

Dr. McKay does not have any board certifications listed.

22  Conditions Treated

16  Procedures

  • Activator Methods Chiropractic Technique
  • Cervical Decompression Therapy
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Cold Laser Therapy
  • Decompression
  • Exercise Counseling
  • Graston Technique®
  • Low Back Procedure
  • Lumbar Decompression Therapy
  • Manipulation Adjustment of Back and Neck
  • Neck Pain Procedure
  • Physical Therapy
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • X-Ray

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Connecticut.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Mercy College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1982
  • Palmer College Of Chiropractic
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Board Eligible Diplomat In Chiropractic Neurology Palmer Chiropractic University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2016

Awards & Recognition

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French Creole
  • Spanish

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What People Say About Dr. Brian McKay, DC
I read about chiropractic adjustments easing depression so I decided to try it for my teenage daughter. Dr. McKay was easy to talk to about the reasons we wanted to try it and explained how the adjustments work in line with the rest of the body functions. I can honestly say that I saw very...Read More
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Darien, CT – Jan 27, 2018
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I had a very painful case of planter fascitis and it was keeping me from completing my daily activities. I was so lucky to have found Dr Mckay on the internet. He has helped me so much and the pain has decreased to the point where I can walk with much less pain. The laser treatment and physical...Read More
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Bea Porf in Norwalk – Jan 12, 2017
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Very nice office and staff that care deeply about making you feel comfortable and healed. Highly recommend this practice to anyone suffering pain!!
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K.M. in Darien, CT – Nov 24, 2016
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My family and I have been going to Dr. McKay for close to 20 years. Most recently I had foot pain for over 2 years and in that time went to a podiatrist and physical therapist but it never got better. I came to Dr. McKay and he treated me and I am 100% pain free. I had been to a few...Read More
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Peter R. Beam in Stamford, CT – Oct 14, 2016
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Dr McKay went out of his way to get me information on a procedure to reduce migraine pain. It has been very helpful. He is friendly, approachable and knowledgeable about laser applications for migraines. I haven’t found many doctors with this expertise. I would highly recommend Dr McKay.
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Traci in Calgary, AB – Oct 09, 2016
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